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TOYOTA KLUGER Used Car Review

Known as the Highlander in other markets, the Kluger arrived in 2003 to fill the hole left by the discontinued Camry wagon. It was well timed, too: Ford released its Australian-built, Falcon-based Territory SUV just a year later. The Toyota Kluger has continued to grow in size and is now a seven-seater model only. It also continues to be powered by a V6 petrol engine. It was last updated in early 2018 with technology such as autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control added across the range.

Pros

Cons

  • Vast cabin and big boot
  • Powerful and smooth V6 engine
  • Latest V6 vastly improves fuel economy
  • Improved handling with latest model
  • Third-row seating not especially roomy
  • No models have set benchmarks for ride or handling
  • Pricing was typically higher than equivalent rival Ford Territory
  • V6 can overwhelm front tyres of front-drive variants
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2014 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD Grey 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 47155 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

*** VEHICLE AVALIBLE FOR IMMEDIATE PICK UP *** WE ARE THE VEHICLE FINANCE SPECIALISTS *** LOCATED ONLY 10 MINS FROM PARRAMATTA *** MULTI FRANCHISE AWARD WINNING PRESTIGE DEALER *** VIDEO WALKAROUND AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST *** FAST TRANSPORT CAN BE ARRANGED Reputable family owned business. Onsite car/trade in valuing service at Sydneys best prices. Access to over 400 Quality pre owned vehicles. Finance department with access to over 6 different lenders with industry best packages. This vehi

$32,650
Blacktown, NSW

Dealer used
12/05/2022

Top2013 Toyota Kluger GSU40R KX-S White 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 138031 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

2013 TOYOTA KULGER KX -S WAGON 7ST RARE FIND! - NUDGE BAR - GOOD DRIVING LIGHTS - COLD AIR - CRUISE CONTROL - TOWBAR - BLUETOOTH - BOTH KEYS - LOGBOOK - POWETED DRIVER'S SEAT - FLOOR MATS COMES WITH ROADWORTHY & STAMP DUTY - DRIVE AWAY NO MORE TO PAY!!!! WE CAN ARRANGE DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR WE CAN ARRANGE FINANCE WE CAN APPRAISE YOUR TRADE OVER THE PHONE BEST OF ALL - WE MAKE IT EASY CONTACT ONE SUPER FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL SALES PEOPLE RIGHT NOW IT WILL NOT LAST

$23,997Drive Away^
Biloela, QLD

Dealer used
23/05/2022

Top2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX (4x2) Red 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 54014 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

PLEASE QUOTE STOCK NO: 149595 2018 TOYOTA KLUGER GX 7 SEATER ONLY 54KLM! 1 OWNER EX-GOVERNMENT OWNED. COMES WITH 3 KEYS, FULL BOOKS AND A GREAT SERVICE HISTORY. HAS SAT NAV (GPS), REAR PARKING ASSISTS, 7 SEATS, LANE ASSIST AND PRE-COLLISION WARNINGS. WONT DISAPPOINT!! * 14 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE * VIDEO WALKAROUND INSPECTION AVAILABLE * GST INVOICE AVAILABLE * CAR LOANS AVAILABLE APPLY ONLINE * UP TO 500 VEHICLES TOO CHOOSE FROM * 3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY + ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AV

$43,950.01
Moorabbin, VIC

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

Top2014 Toyota Kluger GSU55R Grande AWD White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 80776 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

**JUST 80,717 KLMS - ONE OWNER WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY PLUS BACKED BY A 2 YEAR MECHANICAL PROTECTION PLAN FOR PEACE OF MIND**. **PRESENTED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THROUGHOUT & PACKED WITH A HOST OF LUXURY FEATURES, THIS TOP OF THE RANGE 2014 Toyota Kluger GSU55R Grande AWD Sports Automatic Wagon IS SURE TO SELL FAST**. **AVAILABLE NOW AT ONE OF VICTORIA'S LARGEST & LONGEST SERVING, HIGHLY TRUSTED MULTI FRANCHISE DEALER GROUPS**. **ALL OF OUR VEHICLES UNDERGO A METICULOUS AND STRINGENT P

$41,490Drive Away^
Springvale, VIC

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

Top2015 Toyota Kluger GSU55R Grande (4x4) White 6 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 86059 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

This feature packed TOP OF THE RANGE GRANDE ALL WHEEL DRIVE is in superb condition, very low kms, the best colour, pleasure to drive, fully workshop approved, priced to sell immediately and will not last! Trade-ins welcome! We have competitive, same-day finance options and comprehensive protection plans from leading Australian providers. Our vehicles have been independently mechanically inspected and road tested for your peace of mind. With over 2000 late-model quality passenger a

$43,988
Bentley, WA

Dealer used
20/05/2022

Top2019 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 11726 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

DEALERSHIP SALE EVENT NOW ON!!! ***CONTACTLESS CLICK & COLLECT AVAILABLE*** ***ASK ABOUT OUR FREE WARRANTY*** ********* TOYOTA ACCESS (guaranteed minimum future value available and super low repayments on this vehicle) WE ARE AUSTRALIA'S #1 TOYOTA ACCESS DEALER (we ARE Toyota access) WOW!!!! 2019 Toyota Kluger GX - 7 SEAT CONFIGURATION - SPORTS ALLOYS - REVERSE CAMERA - REAR SENSORS - USB/ AUX, BLUE-TOOTH - CRUISE CONTROL - DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL - TOYOTA TOUCH SCREEN AUDIO - LANE ASSIST

$50,990Drive Away^
Narre Warren, VIC

Dealer used
23/05/2022

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 54508 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

We are an award-winning, family-owned and operated Toyota Dealer with more the 30 years experience. We can assist with all of your, Finance, Extended Warranty, Accessory and Servicing Needs. Distance is no issue! We can arrange interstate freight and accommodation Deal with the best! Have the peace of mind purchasing from us! ALL of our used vehicles are required to pass stringent mechanical and safety checks. Our quality Pre Owned vehicles also include our * USED CAR 7 DAY EXCHANGE

$42,880
Prospect, SA

Dealer used
1 minutes ago

2008 Toyota Kluger GSU40R KX-R (FWD) 5 Seat White 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 327240 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

2008 Toyota Kluger GSU40R KX-R (FWD) 5 Seat White 5 Speed Automatic Wagon

$11,999
Hoppers Crossing, VIC

Dealer used
1 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GXL 2WD Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 109325 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

*** GREAT VALUE, GENUINE ENQUIRERS PLEASE*** *** Just Arrived, Based in ACT, Finance available to approved customers *** 2017 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GXL Wagon 7st 5dr Spts Auto 8sp Safety Options Bluetooth Sat Nav Reverse Camera Priced to sell *** We research our cars on daily bases to provide the most competitive deals for you! *** *** COMPETITIVE FINANCE DEALS *** Why buy from us? We are a major Canberra Dealer for your peace of mind and have been a part of the Canberra Community for over 5

$36,999
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
11 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R Grande 2WD Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 66994 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

WHO ARE WE? We are a trusted family-owned and operated dealership that takes pride in the old-fashioned family values such as loyalty and trust with over 40 years of experience in the sale and servicing of motor vehicles to prove it FACTORY-TRAINED TECHNICIANS All the vehicles we offer for sale are safety inspected to the highest standard and are prepared for sale by our factory-trained technicians. Servicing is brought up to date and any recall items or safety items are addressed as part

$52,888
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
11 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 35700 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

2019 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

$45,990Drive Away^
Mornington, VIC

Dealer used
21 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Kluger GSU55R GX AWD Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 103750 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

Used Car Sale on now! Buy a Used Car in the month of April to go in to the draw to WIN South Aussie with Cosi’s best of SA package including a helicopter ride around McLaren Vale, a 3 course lunch at Currant Shed and a night’s stay at Boutique Retreat Pago in Middleton. Enquire now for more information. Immaculate 1 owner AWD GX Kluger with 7 seats, Side steps, Reverse camera, Alloy wheels, Tinted windows, Fog lights, Tow bar, 2 keys, Floor mats, Rear AC control, Raer diff lock

$36,880
Murray Bridge, SA

Dealer used
21 minutes ago

2006 Toyota Kluger CVX (4x4)

  • 290010 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.3L

2006 Toyota Kluger CVX $7,990 7 seater 6cyl auto AWD 290,000km Cold aircon heating Electric windows Cruise control Leather interior Handsfree Tow bar Central locking Finance and Extended Warranties Available Apply for finance here: https://www.ausloans.com.au/partner/dsaautomotive View our stock list here: https://www.autotrader.com.au/car-dealers/dealership/13457 Or here: https://www.facebook.com/DSA-Automotive-112037913521228 Or here: https://www.facebook.com/Northern-Car-Connect

$7,987
Elizabeth West, SA

Dealer used
24 minutes ago

2021 Toyota Kluger GSU70R Grande 2WD Silver 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 18678 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

This silver 2021 Toyota Kluger Grande auto 7 SEATER is a genuine one owner vehicle with logbooks and full service history. Immaculate condition!! Need Finance? Complimentary no obligation credit score assessment? Our expert Business Managers can tailor a car finance package to suit your individual needs and budget. We are located only minutes away from the M1 and M2 Motorways. Trade-Ins are always welcome and we can deliver to any state. Book a test drive today with one of our professional and

$74,888
Pennant Hills, NSW

Dealer used
31 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 93506 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

This white 2018 Toyota Kluger GX auto 7 SEATER has been well maintained with logbooks and full service history. Immaculate condition!! Need Finance? Complimentary no obligation credit score assessment? Our expert Business Managers can tailor a car finance package to suit your individual needs and budget. We are located only minutes away from the M1 and M2 Motorways. Trade-Ins are always welcome and we can deliver to any state. Book a test drive today with one of our professional and friendly st

$38,888
Pennant Hills, NSW

Dealer used
31 minutes ago

2008 Toyota Kluger GRANDE (4x4)

  • 191120 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

POWERFUL 3.5 LITRE ENGINE, SMOOTH 5 SPEED AUTO, ALL WHEEL DRIVE, 7 SEATS, LUXURY LEATHER INTERIOR, HEATED SEATS, REVERSING CAMERA, BLUETOOTH, CRUISE CONTROL AND MUCH MORE... 1-5 Year EXTENDED WARRANTY and 24 hour Road side Assistance Available. Fast Easy Finance Available with all applications considered. EFTPOS Facility Available. All our vehicles are fully inspected to give you confidence with peace of mind. We are a family owned business whose aim is to offer value, convenience and a re

$15,990
Enfield, SA

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GXL Black Edition (2WD) Black 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 26799 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This black TOYOTA KLUGER GXL BLACK EDITION (2WD) is in excellent condition. This is a 7 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 26799 km during its lifetime. It has a petrol fuel system with consumption of 9.1 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Floor Mats. It has an impressive list of standard features including: Heated Front Seats; Parking Distance Control Rear; Power Windows; Air Con

$56,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GXL (4x2) Grey 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 105500 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This grey TOYOTA KLUGER GXL (4X2) is in excellent condition. This is a 7 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 105500 km during its lifetime. It has a petrol fuel system with consumption of 9.1 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Tinted Windows; Carpet Floor Mat Set. It has an impressive list of standard features including: Bluetooth Connectivity; Cruise Control Intelligent/Active; La

$40,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Kluger GSU50R MY17 GXL (4x2) Grey 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 67668 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This grey TOYOTA KLUGER GXL (4x2) is in excellent condition. This is a 7 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 67668 km during its lifetime. It has a petrol fuel system with consumption of 9.1 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Floor Mats; Roof Racks. It has an impressive list of standard features including: Air Con + Climate Control Multi Zone; Cruise Control; Heated Front Seats; Pa

$41,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2017 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX 2WD Predawn Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 72295 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

Kluger GSU50R GX Wagon 7st 5dr Spts Auto 8sp 2WD 3.5i✅ Economical 3.5L 6 Cylinder Petrol✅ 8 Speed Sports Automatic✅ Cruise Control✅ Reverse Camera✅ Freezing cold Aircon✅ Bluetooth + iPod Connectivity✅ 5 Star Safety ANCAP RatingVehicle located at 3 Wanaping road KenwickWA 6107DL24526

$39,990
Kenwick, WA

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU55R Grande AWD Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 37875 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

The highly optioned, versatile and spacious TOYOTA KLUGER GRANDE is a 7 SEATER. Featuring: * HEATED and COOLED LEATHER SEATS * SUNROOF * NAVIGATION * 360 CAMERA * BLUETOOTH * SENSORS * DUAL ZONE CLIMATE CONTROL

$55,888
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GX (4x2) Red 8 Speed Automatic Wagon

  • 54014 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

PLEASE QUOTE STOCK NO: 149595 2018 TOYOTA KLUGER GX 7 SEATER ONLY 54KLM! 1 OWNER EX-GOVERNMENT OWNED. COMES WITH 3 KEYS, FULL BOOKS AND A GREAT SERVICE HISTORY. HAS SAT NAV (GPS), REAR PARKING ASSISTS, 7 SEATS, LANE ASSIST AND PRE-COLLISION WARNINGS. WONT DISAPPOINT!! * 14 DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE * VIDEO WALKAROUND INSPECTION AVAILABLE * GST INVOICE AVAILABLE * CAR LOANS AVAILABLE APPLY ONLINE * UP TO 500 VEHICLES TOO CHOOSE FROM * 3 YEAR EXTENDED WARRANTY + ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE AV

$43,950.01
Moorabbin, VIC

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2014 Toyota Kluger GSU55R Grande AWD White 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 80776 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

**JUST 80,717 KLMS - ONE OWNER WITH COMPLETE SERVICE HISTORY PLUS BACKED BY A 2 YEAR MECHANICAL PROTECTION PLAN FOR PEACE OF MIND**. **PRESENTED IN EXCELLENT CONDITION THROUGHOUT & PACKED WITH A HOST OF LUXURY FEATURES, THIS TOP OF THE RANGE 2014 Toyota Kluger GSU55R Grande AWD Sports Automatic Wagon IS SURE TO SELL FAST**. **AVAILABLE NOW AT ONE OF VICTORIA'S LARGEST & LONGEST SERVING, HIGHLY TRUSTED MULTI FRANCHISE DEALER GROUPS**. **ALL OF OUR VEHICLES UNDERGO A METICULOUS AND STRINGENT P

$41,490Drive Away^
Springvale, VIC

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R Grande 2WD Red 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 86177 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

SAVE THOUSANDS, CONTACT US TO FIND THE VEHICLE YOU ARE LOOKING FOR !!!! We are just a short drive from the City and our aim is to provide you with Perth's best service, price and car purchasing experience. Need finance and insurance? We have a team of experienced finance and insurance managers who have many years of partnerships with major banks and insurers Every vehicle is fully prepared to the highest standard with a full 120-point inspection with no exceptions. SAVE THOUSANDS, CONTACT US T

$47,988
Cannington, WA

Dealer used
41 minutes ago

2019 Toyota Kluger GSU55R GXL AWD White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 68102 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

2019 Toyota Kluger GSU55R GXL AWD White 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

$54,999Drive Away^
Doncaster, VIC

Dealer used
43 minutes ago

2007 Toyota Kluger GSU40R Grande 2WD Grey 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 253010 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

2007 TOYOTA KLUGER GRANDE 7 SEATER - PLENTY OF ROOM - AUTOMATIC - ALLOY WHEELS - LEATHER SEATS - HEATED SEATS - BLUETOOTH HEADUNIT - PUSH BUTTON START - REVERSE CAMERA - HEATED SEATS - AUX COMPATIBLE - CRUISE CONTROL - SERVICE HISTORY - SUNROOF - ROOFTOP DVD PLAYER - RWC & REGO - VERY ECONOMICAL - PLENTY OF GRUNT - PRICED TO SELL - VERY CLEAN - FULL ELECTRICS - DRIVES GREAT - TOYOTA RELIABILITY - SUITS ALL YOUR NEEDS - BUY WITH CONFIDENCE FROM A TRUSTED DEALERSHIP WITH OVE

$17,999Drive Away^
Laverton North, VIC

Dealer used
50 minutes ago

2009 Toyota Kluger GSU40R KX-R 2WD Silver Pearl 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 136945 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

****IMMACULATE AFFORDABLE FAMILY WAGON 5 SEAT **** 2009 Toyota Kluger KXR 4x2 Toyota’s popular sports wagon is the perfect cross between safe family mover and play. This KXR has been serviced by its previous owner!! Finished in silver pearl and comes with heaps of features, this KXR is GREAT VALUE!!! Drive today to see why the Kluger KXR is the perfect car for YOU! LOCATED 45 MINUTES SOUTH OF PERTH Our friendly and professional sales team strive to make your buying experience seamless, we a

$19,990
Mandurah, WA

Dealer used
51 minutes ago

2018 Toyota Kluger GSU50R GXL 2WD Predawn Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 70810 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

** Full Service History ** ** Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) technology ** 1. 1.Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) technology, includes auto emergency braking (AEB) lane departure alert warning, Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, Lane Tracing Assist and auto high-beam headlights, as well as road sign detection and AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) 72 is a bundle of active safety features included on many new Toyota vehicles at no additional cost. These innovative features were

$44,989
Melville, WA

Dealer used
51 minutes ago

2013 Toyota Kluger GSU55R GXL AWD Silver 6 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 92020 km
  • Wagon
  • Auto
  • 6

The Best Used Cars Guaranteed. All of our vehicles come with our Zooper Guarantee including a 7 Day money back Guarantee 120-point safety check Zooper Protection Plan Roadside assist and fixed price servicing. Get pre-approved today with easy weekly repayments and quick approvals. We can have you approved over the phone without you visiting the dealership. We also happily trade all makes and models. Please contact our team for an appraisal. We have access to over 2300 vehicles nationwide and ar

$32,990Drive Away^
East Toowoomba, QLD

Dealer used
51 minutes ago

2007 Toyota Kluger GSU45R Grande AWD Grey 5 Speed Sports Automatic Wagon

  • 230410 km
  • SUV
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl 3.5L

$500 Fuel Card for Every car Delivered in MAY…...…...…!!!!!* ******************MAY MADNESS***************** This is the ONE....!!!!!! Top of the Range Toyota Kluger Grande auto AWD 7 Seater SUV in the Ever Popular Dark Grey Mica.....!!!! This vehicle has the Leather Seats, Sunroof, Sat/Nav and Reverse camera...!!!! And Yes it has a Service History...!!!!! Be Quick as it wont LAST...!!!!! We are Located in Western Sydney. We are a family run business and have been serving the Sydney area for

$17,980
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
51 minutes ago

  • Common FAQs
  • CarsGuide gave the Toyota Kluger an average rating of 7.2 out of 10 with 33 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

Overview of the Toyota Kluger

Overview of the Toyota Kluger

Known as the Highlander in other markets, the Kluger arrived in 2003 to fill the hole left by the discontinued Camry wagon. It was well timed, too: Ford released its Australian-built, Falcon-based Territory SUV just a year later.

The Toyota Kluger has continued to grow in size and is now a seven-seater model only. It also continues to be powered by a V6 petrol engine.

It was last updated in early 2018 with technology such as autonomous emergency braking and adaptive cruise control added across the range.

TOYOTA KLUGER GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2003-2007

2007-2013

2014 onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2014 onwards)

3.5L V6: 9.1 to 9.5 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO TOYOTA KLUGER

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: TOYOTA KLUGER (2012 to 2017)

All-wheel-drive Klugers have had issues with front differentials that can fail early. Pinion bearings seem to be the culprit and it hasn't affected front-drive models. A whine when cruising at about 70km/h is the first symptom.

Beyond that, the main thing to check is the electrical gear on board. Power windows can become sticky in their operation. If they get bad enough, they can actually cause the window switch to have a melt-down. There was a recall for this, in fact.

Check that the sunroof works, and if it doesn't there's a complicated set of steps you can follow to reset the body computer and possibly restore the roof to working condition. The steps are set out in the owner's manual, so make sure that comes with the car and hasn't been removed and lost.

Check the Bluetooth for its ability to connect with your phone and the clarity it provides. For some reason, Toyota's Bluetooth is notoriously recalcitrant and not even dealers have a fix.